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from japan just ahead. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm richard jordan. december's off to an up and down start. we had warm temperatures earlier. now things cooled down. now we're heading back up. temperatures are warming up this morning. it looks like we're going to get even a bigger warmup for the weekend. big, big change coming your way for our saturday. today we're going to be stuck with the cloudiness and chilliness. not quite as cold as yesterday. yesterday we topped out in the mid-40s. today we're going to get upper 40s and low 50s. a little bit milder today. you're really going to notice the change on your saturday. temperatures tomorrow afternoon. low, perhaps even mid-60s, for a lucky few. it's a chilly and kind of a wet friday morning. temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s right now. as you get ready to send the kiddos on out to the bus stops, prepare them for a little light rain. temperatures mid and upper 30s. could be quite chilly indeed. northern frederick county, maryland, out towards frederick county, virginia. winchester and
news. a strong earthquake off the northeastern coast of japan triggered a tsunami warning. so far there are no reports of any injuries or damage. a warning was issued for a tsunami up to 6 feet high. this is for the same area that was devastated back in march of last year. officials created a task force to investigate the speed camera program. >> the vendor launched an investigation of its own. jennifer franciotti has the latest. >> chances are if you have received a base the ticket, you would like to know if the readings are true or false. so with the contract it company. they had conducted a test. this is between the j.f.x. exit and falls road. police closed all three lanes and sent three vehicles on repeated test runs clocked by radar guns. looking at the cameras facing in the eastbound direction and they could not recreate the problem. 189 valid test runs were completed and all speed readings were within expected tolerance without anomalies. since that ever 29th, three cameras on coldspring and southbound on greenspring avenue bristol taking pictures but not to issue tickets.
's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> breaking news out of japan. a strong earthquake hit off the northeastern coast of that country. it struck shortly after 3:00 a.m. our time. the preliminary magnitude is 7.3. a city in the region reported that a small tsunami had hit but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. there is no risk of a widespread tsunami. this is the same area that was hit with the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in march of last year. >>> now to a news alert out of george washington university after police say there was an attempted sexual assault on campus and a series of burglaries. the attack happened in rice haul on tuesday. the burglary took place in the ivory tower dorm yesterday afternoon. the campus has beefed up security near those areas. they have released surveillance photos of two suspects accused of stealing cell phones and laptops from the dorm rooms. >>> a man who worked at the maryland school for the deaf in columbia maryland is facing charges of child sex abuse. investigators say clarence taylor worked as a dorm aide when students sle
. we've been following the 7.3 earthquake that hit the northeast coast of japan. now a small tsunami about a meter high has also hit. when you take a look at this video, you can see the shaking. the tsunami warning is still going off. people are being urged to flee to higher ground. no reports of any damage or injuries. the power stations are open, but some airports are closed until the runways are inspected. this, you might remember, the same region that was hit by a massive quake back in march of 2011. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> today we could see the impact, the threat the fiscal cliff is having on our economy, even before the end of the year, the labor department will release its november jobs report this morning. many economists believe fewer than 100,000 new jobs were created this month. that may be because companies are waiting to hire more companies until after the financial crisis is resolved. superstorm sandy likely had an impact on the unemployment rate economisted expect the unemployment rate to remain at 7.9%. >>> president obama says this northern vir
fire. check out these monkeys hovering around a fire in a zoo in japan. the zoo keepers take sweet potatoes in the fire and the monkeys scramble to get their hands on them. >> now, you're weather forecast. -- your whether forecast, -- weather forecast. >> still a little breezy this evening. not too bad. winds will be nearly calm. when you put that together with the sky clearing, temperatures will drop off quickly. it is down to 28. still 37 at the airport. when you wake up tomorrow morning, most spots will be in the 20's. but without the wind. our next storm, you can tell this will not be a blockbuster storm by taking a look at the advisories issued ahead of the storms. hardly anything out here. the storm is in two pieces right now. it will come together and zip over towards us by saturday. let's talk about it. how we will have the time frame at 7:32 morning. nothing going on. early saturday morning, the storm will approach from the west and southwest. you can see snow developing in western maryland by 7:30 in the morning saturday. the peak of the storm will be during the midday ho
earthquake off the coast of northeastern japan trigger as a tsunami warning. the preliminary magnitude is 7.3. this is the same area, by the way, that was hit way massive earthquake and tsunami in march of last year. no damage is reported at the power plant but buildings in tokyo swayed for several minutes. >>> a warning this morning to students and staff at george washington university after there is an attempted sexual assault and series of burglaries on campus. police have released surveillance photo of two suspects they say told laptops from dorm rooms. >>> some same-sex couples in maryland are one step closer to getting married. law will not take effect until january 1st. clerks began issuing licenses thursday. karen gray houston has a closer look. >> reporter: meet karen preening, resident of potomac, general manager of a furniture store. she thought this day would never come. >> so excited. i cannot believe this day is here. i cannot believe it. >> reporter: her long-time partner of 29 years shuns the spotlight and doesn't want to be identified. >> there is prejudice. people don't b
an earthquake in japan. 7.3 magnitude it was. it was centered? the pacific ocean off japan's northeastern coast. this story is continuing to develop. we'll bring you more as soon as we get it. >>> the death toll from a typhoon in the philippines is up to 425 people and 400 more are still listed as missing. most of the deaths are in the southern portion of the country where there is widespread flooding. some of the places where people thought they were safe actually became the deadliest, including two emergency shelters. >>> it really is beginning to look a lot like christmas in the nation's capital. 7,000 people -- 17,000 people on the ellipse watched as the first family light the christmas tree. the blue spruce was transplanted on the ellipse in october. all of the trees on the eliption will be lit through -- ellipse will be lit every night through christmas. >>> it's time to break out the ugly swert. 18-year-old jack mccarthy of wisconsin has turned that into a lucrative business. he sells ugly christmas sweaters online and has put together an impressive stockpile. he searches every flea mark
. >>> we are awaiting updates from japan where a earthquake prompted a tsunami about an hour ago. >>> hundreds of people in new jersey still want answers about a long train derailment that's going to keep them out of their homes. we'll explain. >>> ahead in sports, final preparations are under way for sunday's battle of the beltways this time with the raishens at fed -- ravens at fed ex field. we'll be back. >>> welcome back. olga breese in for howard bernstein this morning. doppler radar is picking up on some of that moisture. spotty showers are possible through much of the day. we'll make it to the mid-40s by noontime w. he should hit highs in the low to -- noontime. we should hit highs in the low to mid-50s. >>> construction still in please here at the key bridge. i don't think it will be cleared till at least 5:30. it may affect your drive just a bit coming inbound on can fall road this morning. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:18. back to you, mike. >>> here is what's making news now at 5:11 this morning. the latest reports out of japan have greatly diminished t
in 1996-2007. he signed a one-year contract with the eagles of japan's pacific league. a first jack klugman past business even for the second time in as many days hollywood has lost one of the great character actors. a career that spanned six decades, charles durning was known as the king of the character actors. his career was long and varied with memorable roles and classics like "tootsie" and "the muppet movie" all the way to recent shows like "family guide." prior to hollywood he was a decorated world war ii hero who barely lived through the day and was taken prisoner at the ballot -- battle of the bold. his family is planning a burial at arlington national cemetery. tornadoes ripped through parts of alabama, bringing christmas to an abrupt and frightening and. incredible twist is caught on camera. later, a little time spent exercising outside can do more than help shed extra holiday pounds. how the great outdoors can empower your mind. >> after starting out today with snow and ice, we are starting to see a transition to rain. that is good news as the green is starting to creep
been arrested for trespassing charges in japan. this is happening on the island of okinawa, where the u.s. navy and marine corps is based. they say the 27-year-old corporal was assigned to a camp -- he entered the veranda of an apartment in the city. as we know back in october a u.s. service member was charged for raping a japanese woman in that same area, so since that time there has been a curfew for all u.s. service members in okinawa. clearly if this is true this u.s. marine has broken those stipulations. we will follow this story as well. any new details, we will pass them along. >> thank you. coming up, we are hearing from the victim of a carjacking in >> two man accused of brutally beating a man in southeast d.c. are to be arraigned. the grand judy -- grand jury at arraign them -- they are charged with attacking tc maslin august who now faces severe brain injuries. loudoun county police are investigating a deadly shooting in sterling. a man was found dead at 7:00 thursday night. the victim has not been identified. it appears the shooting was not a random act. if you have any info
is facing. >>> a day will be remembered. how baltimore will commemorate the anniversary of japan's attack on pearl harbor, friday, december 7th. >> and thank you for joining us. and happy friday. before you head out the door you need to know whether you need a light or heavy coat. here is lynette charles. >> a heavy one and rain gear. we'll start you out with rain on the powerful radar. it is coming down mainly to the south of baltimore. so if you are going in that direction do not forget to take it easy on the roads. we can see it around lexington park and lighter showers across the area. and colonial beach getting in on the wet weather. we have some showers, hagerstown, this is pushing to the west. to the east rather. when you look at the pink here this is a mixed precipitation that is picking up. don't be surprised if you are seeing a bit of sleet and what we will get the temperature at 34 degrees in perry hall. we're at 32 in pilesville and a bit above in millersville as we head throughout the day. this is what you can expect coming in right around 49. let's get a check now of the tr
if it's debris from the japanese tsunami. state officials say the boat could have floated from japan to hawaii. but they need to document it before contacting the japanese government. so far, three confirmed pieces of tsunami debris have been found in the ocean. japan donated $5 million to the u.s. to handle tsunami debris. >>> anderson cooper suffers temporary blindness, after a reporting assignment on a sunny day in portugal. ly was on a boat for two hours. later that day, he developed a burning sensation in his eye and lost vision for a day. he wanted to warn people about the risk and encouraged everyone to wear sunglasses. >>> a fast food chain is breaking into the perfume business. pizza hut in canada has just released pizza-scented perfume. only 110 bottles were made. and were shipped to people who responded on a campaign on facebook. no word when it will be available in the u.s. >> does it smell like pepperoni or sausage? >> you could choose your topping. >> okay. way to get some attention. >>> it's a chilly afternoon. you'll definitely n
the islamist dominated government consolidate its power. >>> an a powerful earthquake struck on japan's northeast coast today. 7.3 magnitude quake shook buildings in tokyo. looking at video there. it triggered a three foot tsunami wave. japan is still recovering from a massive earthquake you remember and tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people last year. >>> wow. the owner of this jewelry store in georgia says it's a miracle no one was killed when this happened. a driver accidentally rammed her minivan into the store. she told police a cannister lodged against the gas pedal. flying glass hit customers, one woman had a deep cut in the back of her head. the store had $30,000 in damage, but thank goodness no one was seriously, seriously injured or killed. look at that, wolf. wow. >> terrible. be careful. >>> president obama's top campaign strategist is here in "the situation room," getting ready, only a few minutes away. david axelrod, he did something today he hasn't done in decades. look at that, look at the mustache before, no mustache after. and guess what, he is ready to do some
they claim japan's power company told. >> and a live look outside. 280 in san jose. a lot of activity just to the north of this shot near redwood. highway patrol responding to two crashes, one near the alpine off ramp, the second on paige mill road. . >>> good morning. sweeping view over san francisco. mostly cloudy, cold, 45 degrees. a light breeze. >>> police are searching for two armed robbers who stormed an oakland restaurant. they hit the restaurant on international boulevard thursday night. they robbed four diners and a employee and took the cash register. >> two california men have been arrested in a riverside county grease theft. they are accused of stealing thousands of dollars of cooking grease from the mcdonalds. the owner helped catch them by staking out his restaurant after hearing about other grease thefts. it can be turned in to biodiesel fuel. >>> cat williams has been arrested on suspicious of felony child endangerment. guns and drugs were found in the house. he is being held in lieu of a hundred thousand dollars bail. he has been arrested several times in the past few mo
earthquake off the coast of japan today, a 7.3 magnitude. in tokyo, the city shook for several minutes, and in the north, you can see offices rattled, right there. thanks to an early warning system, though, residents had six minutes to take cover, even huddling in the subway at rush hour. it's been a year and a half since a 9.0 quake and the devastating tsunami. this time, the water rose only three feet. >>> and tonight, we have a winner coming out of the shadows. the second person holding the winning ticket to the $587 million powerball, about to step forward to claim his fortune in arizona. abc's ron claiborne has the clues to his identity. >> over half a billion dollar jackpot. >> reporter: mystery solved. well, kind of. >> the winner has asked to remain anonymous. >> reporter: but lottery officials did release a few tantalizing details. >> he is in his 30s. he is married. and he lives in fountain hills. >> reporter: he will share half of the $587 million top prize and has opted for the lump sum payment of $192 million. that's after paying upwards of $100 million in taxes. but much
and japan, for example, do you think they are going to do it under these circumstances? we are looking at a tremendously difficult long- term problem, short-term problem, and immediate problem. >> actually, america is borrowing money at record low rates and the rest of the world parks their money here. i think we're in a strong position. i think the rational thing to do is to pass the legislation that the senate passed which extends the tax cuts for 98% of the people, then duke it out, and the fact that the claim bear of commerce and the business round table are all coming down on the president's side saying that they agree that the top rate should go up is a powerful shift in alliances, and i think the republicans are going to fold. >> i have to say one thing. the people who are buying our debt is called the federal reserve bank, okay. >> uh-huh. >> their balance sheet has almost quadrupled. by far and away they're buying 70 to 80% of our debt. that's where the money is coming from. they're printing money and giving it to the federal government. >> and the chinese are not buying as mu
by the earthquake and tsunami in japan in 2011 that hurt sales and underlined the japanese automaker's ambitions. toyota recently reached a settlement of more than $1 billion to resolve hundreds of lawsuits from toyota owners who said the value of their cars and trucks plunged after the recalls. and finally, four major retailers agreed to recall baby recliners linked to infant deaths. amazon.com, bye-bye baby, toys r us are recalled nap nannies generation 1 and 2 and the chill model infant recliners. they are linked to at least five infant deaths. the manufacturer has gone out of business. the retailers agreed to refund of the -- to refund the item purchased from the website. >> people in thailand are celebrating the new year with a show of lights. check out the seventh annual lantern festival. this year's theme was colors of the south. that meant there were lights from chinese, japanese, and european cultures lighting up the sky. thousands are expected to visit that displayed. >> the one item that remains on washington's christmas list. roping off the fiscal cliff. president obama and congress
overseas. >> hi, my name is robert foster in japan. sending greetings to my sister, my nephew, you'll my friends and family in prince george county maryland. happy holidays.  >>> santa claus is coming to town. >> i was caroling to you. >> oh, that's nice. >> santa claus is coming to town. >> have fun. >> you are driving away. i can't finish this song . hey, hey. santa cause is coming to town. >> that's nathan barnett. he's not the best caroller you've ever heard. he might actually be the worst. but he's not let centsing that stop him. he is going around la and singing for people who are driving, walking, almost anywhere. >> is he funny? >> also didn't see the best quality video there. trying to do his part. >> no, he's not. he's trying to be on tv in cities all across the country. >> i'm with allison. >> i wish i had that much time to do that. >> the only video i saw he's slight leah knowing. >> we had video where he's chasing a woman jogging. that can get you tased. trust me, i know. >> bring back the cute puppy video. >>> i like how tony does the shorthand versio
by apple to tie up samsung in courts around the world. >>> a man in japan is the oldest man in the world. he's 115 years old. that's the third oldest age recorded. he lives with his family in keogh toe and attributes his longevity to sunlight and his efforts to keep his mind sharp. he was born in 1897. sunlight, i'm sure it's in moderation. can't get too much sunlight. >> positive visuals. >> keeping your mind sharp is definitely key. >> absolutely. a new gender neutral easy-bake oven will hit the -- an eighth grader from new jersey started an online petition that called out hasbro for only marketing the oven to girls. she was prompted to start the petition after shopping for the toy for her 4-year-old brother. they've invited mckenna and her brother to see a prototype of a enough new oven. >> why are women in the kitchen and guys working. that's basically what hasbro is saying. really, this company that i've grown to love so much would resort to conforming to societal gender roles. like i don't see why. >> hasbro will start marketing a new blue and silver oven for boys or girls by next
arrived in japan today becoming the first vessel to successfully test a new trade route through arctic waters. it opened up due to shrinking ice. it shaved nearly three weeks of its time. in september researchers of nasa announced the coverage retreated to its lowest level since recoffereds began in 1979. the route is open four months of the year. >> put down the cell phone and the sandwich if you are in south dakota. they report that there is a top new ban on distracted banning. it makes texting while drivers is a primary offense but you can get that ticket if you are eating, rearding the paper, or putting on make-up while driving. >> would you pay for cough sfee with plastic or cash? now you have the option to pay with steel. >> you're going to hear about that at starbucks. that story coming up in consumer alert. >> a special christmas for a special soldier and his family. that story coming up. >> showers coming you have a the great lakes and a sign that colder air is moving into the atlanta. it is 51 degrees and 56 >> coming up at 6:00 they plan to repeal fema's decision to deny ass
this morning," margaret brennan, prague. >>> in japan this morning at least nine people are dead after it's unclof a highway tunnel collapsed. it's unclear why those massive concrete slabs broke away from the tunnel walls on sunday. smoke an lucy craft reports smoke and wi dust are interfering with rescue operations at that tunnel about 0 mimles west of tokyo. >> reporter: surveillance grimas inside the tunnel relayed the grim conditions inside. eteestimated 270 concrete toning panels, weighing one ton hech, scattered across the road stface like match sticks. rescuk hours before rescue crews could venture into the scene of horror and devastation to reach the victims of three cars crushed beneath the wreckage and burned after the vehicles caught fire. i saw flames shooting out of one of the cars, says this firefighter. a few of the victims escape t the smoke filled tunnel. a suddenas aching, says this lurvivor. as of the sudden i realized half my car was gone. the unnel's owner, central nipon expressway, said the tunnel had passed inspection the a few months ago. but the company later sai
not be nationalized. in more practical terms, father, who was born in japan, got his education here, paid his taxes, and could not be nationalized. when he married my mother, who was born in hawaii and a citizen, therefore, the moment she got married, she lost her citizenship because of a law that was passed. in 1924, a law was passed in the congress, approved by the president, that said, if a people is to be found on qualify for citizenship, their homeland will not qualify. this was the quarter legislation. in the case of japan, it was singled out. the one country in the world without immigration. if you use this as a background, one can understand why certain levels of animosity developed and existed prior to december 7. we, as young people, had no idea about what's going on. >> let's jump forward now. let's talk specifically about your experiences as a young man. 18 years old. >> i was 17. a senior in high school. i was well aware of the events and although our neighbors were very friendly and understanding, when the news of december 7 finally hit me, i realized what had happened. i concluded th
the regime. you have the chinese making trouble for japan over these islands and making trouble for the philippines and making trouble for the vietnamese being uher is tiff -- being assertive in what they consider their territorial waters. many think it is international waters. it is a scare yes, sir place. there is -- scarier place, and there is disorder in the world. >> and the middle east. there is so much concern about the arab spring a year ago. a lot less promising now. >> sure, you have the problems in egypt which is a difficult transition. libya, we obviously know what happened there at benghazi and a country that is unstable. even tunisia isn't doing that well. when you have crisis and chaos there isn't an opportunity for american leadership. what you would need is a president who would have the grand strategy for what do i want to see happen in the world in the next four years and how am i going to get there? >> the strategy seems to be america withdrawal and retreat in the world. we are r going to cut the gash and the defense budget and we are pulling out of afghanis
and characters are truly larger than life. >> just after that, make japan yen and brian rohan worked in hallinan's office and they were the guys who started halo, he had ran out of the dads front hollar, a victorian house. they were providing legal services to other kids that got bested in the neighborhood. >> is true. since hallinan was the godfather for whole new generation to brian and michael and also tony sir who went on to defend among other things the critters commune with their subject it to one police raid after the next. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> that is a good testament to tony. by the way, but as michael giguere is, just about, another great tier of san francisco, a great photographer. some of them are featured in the book. michael has been a longtime photographer for the 49ers going back to the first glory days of joe walsh and montana in c. and then begin again. said thank you, michael. [applause] >> i think we have time for one more. >> i just want to follow up to medical story, michael's companion, the chairman of our board that the haight-ashbury clinic. terence hallinan organi
in tokyo, japan, at 10:00 this morning. closer to home, thousands of people are expected to bring in the new year at the celebration in al kpand rhee i can't. tony has a preview. >> reporter: i can tell you it's the time of year when people celebrate. they throw parties, make resolutions and promises for the upcoming year. in old town alexandria it will happen into the evening. it will be pretty packed. it was a quiet morning but the sign in this bookstore displays a subtle clue about the festivities. over 21 local spots including live music and children's activities. for the finale, a return of fireworks. a sure fire good time for folks celebrating the new year. >> go on a party. the redskins made my new year last night. >> or not. >> i have no big plans. >> anything you can think of will likely be represented in old town tonight like here at hotel monaco. they will throw a party in the restaurant. come dressed up. >> 15% off. come dressed to celebrate. come dressed in roaring 20s theme. >> the hotel is booked as are many on the strip but there are plenty of activities to partake
armed with one shot could have saved dozens of children. >> how about japan? probably the safest country in the world. we don't need them. >> reporter: three days aft second worst school -- after the second worst school shooting in american history, the debate of gun control rages on the sidewalk right juice side the offices of -- right outside the offices of the largest gun control office in the country. >> i can't believe more guns and guns for everyone is a solution. >> we'll be back. we'll be back. >> it's just unacceptable when you see these faces. shame on all of us if we're not doing something about it. >> i would give all my money to bring one of those kids back. >> reporter: the nra has been very quiet ever since friday's shooting and they stayed that way today. i asked them several times for an interview. they declined all of my requests and they never once came outside during today's protests. bruce? >> i'll take it back for bruce. >>> our team coverage continues with scott broom. he joins us live from frederick, maryland where gun stores have been busy following friday's mass
as possible. >>> a man in japan is now the oldest person in the world. he's 115 years old. that is the third oldest age for a man ever recorded. he lives with his family there. he attributes his longevity to sunlight and his efforts to keep his mind sharp. he was born in 1897. >> i looks good too. >>> he does. we're following several breaking stories this morning. an apartment complex evacuated. we'll tell you what brought the swat team to that neighborhood in maryland. >>> nbc revealed correspondent richard engel is safe after being kidnapped in syria. the
japan. he was 16 years old when the wright brothers flew for the first time. he attributes longevity to sunlight, keeping your mind sharp and says it's never too late to learn something new. >>> british troops in afghanistan show off their creativity with their own gangnam style video. as you see, they take on the worldwide hit, including some christmas touches. the soldiers say it took three months to put together the video. it being used as part of a fundraiser for a mountain rescue team in england. >> thanks for watching. here,, >> pelley: tonight, back to school. classrooms in newtown reopen as more children are laid to rest. reports from jim axelrod and bob orr. elaine quijano with some of the first responders at the crime scene. >> i was almost wishing that it was full of injured people. i never -- nobody. >> pelley: higher taxes are coming but who should pay them? nancy cordes talks to the speaker of the house about his negotiations with the president. and elizabeth palmer in dunblane scotland, one place that knows newtown's long road to recovery all too well. >> i think out o
earlier in the morning. reports out of japan have diminished the sietz of the sue ma'am -- size of the tsunami expected to hit there. a warning was issued after a quake hit the same area struck by the march 200010 quake. >>> while the debate over the fiscal cliff dominates the headlines, the concern in washington is the middle class. >> the hardest most biggest segment of the population it is supposed to hit if this does happen. delia goncalves is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. absolutely. this is a very complicated issue that seems to just be boiling over without any real compromise, even though we saw some signs of promise a couple of weeks ago. another stalemate here on capitol hill. easily everyone agrees that middle-class families should be spared in this whole situation. they stand to see on average tax increases of $2,000 if congress doesn't take action. so everyone agrees let's spare middle-class families. the only thing that folks are disagreeing on are two other proposals that could possibly solve this fiscal crisis. the first proposal, democrats want to ra
troops in japan says that the situation is very dangerous. north korea plans to launch the missile between december 10th and 22nd. a similar launch in april failed shortly after liftoff. >>> this could be a revealing day in court case of an army private accused of giving classified documents to the website wikileaks. quantico's brig commander is expected to testify today. yesterday a top correctional officer at the marine corps base said bradley manning was kept on suicide watch for a week. the officer said the brig commander did not follow a psychiatrist's recommendation to take manning off suicide watch. it is questioned if manning's case should be dismissed due to excessive punishment while he was con find. >>> the decision in a local courtroom that could change what you write online. >>> plus, the silver line changes being announced today, how it could affect your ride. >> also a major company wants to track your every move and you might actually like it. >>> plus, breaking news on the beltway this morning. a truck packed with pineapples crashed in a really bad spot. >>> and a
of the pacific coast, including my state of washington. japan in the midst of the recovery of this disaster has shown extraordinarily leadership and friendship by recently announcing they will donate $5 million to the cleanup. it's important we authorize the marine debris act to ensure the noaa has the author it needs to work with the states to address this threat. so i very much appreciate the cooperation of chairman lobiondo for including this important environmental measure. and also applaud my colleague, mr. thompson, for his work to see this program re-authorized and mr. faverplet this legislation reflects fair and balanced compromise. we have an obligation to support the coast guard and support our u.s. merchant marine. have a safe and secure maritime environment, good for the economy, and good for the american people n my estimation this legislation fulfills that obligation. i urge its passage today. just briefly want to thank once gren mr. lobiondo for his in-- once again mr. lobiondo for his incredible work in bringing this legislation to passage. with that i reserve the balance of my
in the presidency? increasing concentration of power. there's the catastrophe in japan. in the united states, they immediately want to say what's the president doing? what's he saying? what's the policy? what's the action. thirty years august, that would be a question, but it would not be a central question. presidents have the -- amazing what they can do. obama has more power than bush had, for instance. >> yet, i believe it's your view we know less about our presidents, less about the inner workings of the white house. why is that? is that our fault? >> well, it is, in part, our fault, and the managers in the white house get better and better and more skillful, and that it's a bearier -- barrier often, and god knows how much time i spent breaking down, breaking that log jam ?t white house saying i'm doing this book, i've got stories, i got memos. i got these notes to answer questions. it's not something where they are standing there on pennsylvania avenue saying to the reporters, come on, we're dying to have you hold us accountable for what we are doing. >> now, you do manage to break peop
the other day. japan just had another tsunami. the disaster of sewage and leaks. the climate apex for a meeting was just a in dubai. they came to the conclusion that climate change is over use of fossil fuels and natural gas and oil. the amount of fossil fuels utilize by countries with huge populations such as india and china. we need energy, but we need to move onto clean energy. that is one of the president's priorities. he can create a whole new infrastructure that replaces the military industrial that eisenhower warned us about. host: thank you for the call. speaking along the lines of the environment and the epa. there is this -- from "to the boston globe" -- this from "the l.a. times" -- from "the gazette" in colorado -- our question for you is, what the think the president's no. 1 priority should be? just is joining us on the democrat line. caller: good morning. it was a little bit of serendipity that you read the editorial from "the new york times." i believe the first priority, our entire government should be repairing the infrastructure of the country. we have some infra
long distance transportation options. we need to catch up to germany, france and japan. just heard this morning that japan is celebrating their 50th anniversary of their bullet train. we cannot allow china to surpass us in our next generation of infrastructure. tourists from across the world will visit our high-spieled rail to marvel at our engineering and technological prowess. this is not just about transportation, but about changing the revitalization along the cities and routes. in conclusion, it's clear that i support the high-speed rail in california. the federal program will help make it possible. what we need now is vision, what we need now is leadership, what we need now is a belief that the people of california and this country want us to invest in this type of transportation option. thank you, mr. chairman. i yield back my time. >> thank you. i thank you both the members for joining us, and you're welcome now to join us be you'd like and stay for questions. we'll excuse you at this time as we bring secretary lahood up who's our next witness. our second panel, because thi
, also the 2009 world series mvp. before he came to the u.s. he was already the biggest star on japan's biggest team. >>> behold the most annoying words of 2012. classic time honored whatever, third year at the top, annoying pick, those on the list are like, you know, and just sayin'. >> like. >> like you know just sayin' whatever. >> my nieces i stop them and say no. >> what if they say like? >> absolutely. it is forbidden in the house unless you use it properly. >> can i just point out hideki matsui when i spent time in japan he was much more popular than ichiro even though ichiro was a greater baseball player. ichiro was reviewed as remote and distance. hideki was the guy next door you could have a beer with. >> i remember when he came to the u.s. maybe this is a sign i'm getting older, 2003 doesn't seem like that long ago. >> he's retiring? really, didn't he just get here? >> were you collecting baseball cards? >> no i was not. >> are you sure? >> all right. >> when alina started i was aware god zillizilla was being n out. >>> a high level meeting to find a fiscal cliff deal. our
on the obligation and the expenditure of u.s. and government of japan funds to support the military buildup on guam. i believe that this bill sends a strong message that the united states remains committed to providing resources to refocus on the asia pacific region. and also, i'm also pleased that the conference report includes a requirement that flags the district of columbia and the u.s. territories be displayed at u.s. military installations around the world. and i ask my colleagues to support this conference report. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. frank: mr. speaker, the request of the chairman of the full committee, i would now yield to him, i believe he intends to conduct a colloquy, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. mckeon: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from kentucky for the purpose of a colloquy. >> thank you, chairman mckeon. i certainly want to thank you and mr. smith and your staffs for your hard work
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japan is handing over five million dollars to the united states to help pay for clean up of tsunami debris. some debris from the tsunami has made it across the ocean, a large dock washed on shore in august and more is expected in the next several years. >> a house in china that stood as a symbol of resistance has been turned down. it sat in the middle of a road. the neighborhood around it was destroyed but the owners refused to sale so the government built the road around the home. in the end the owners agreed to take $41,000 in compensation and the home was torn down. >> it has been a wet week here in the bay area but what about the sierra in how much snow is expected to fall by the end of the weekend. >> and a ramp on the run from police. more of this video and tell you how it all finally ended. . >> a bit of a lull in the wet weather coming our way for today with the next powerful punch already on the way as well. . >>> quite the unusual police pursuit stalled traffic in iowa yesterday. a ram jumped from a trailer started running. officers tried catching with their cars but i
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with japan to realize our forces and jointly develop guam as a strategic hub. we afford to strengthen cooperation for the republic of korea, in space, in cyberspace, and intelligence. we begin a new marine rotational deployment to australia as well as increased air force cooperation. likewise, we are deepening our engagement and developing rotational deployment with allies and partners such as singapore and the philippines, and expanding our mil-to-mil dialogue and exchanges with china. we are also enhancing our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes reality the naval fleet -- reallocating the naval fleet to achieve a 60-40 split between the pacific and atlantic oceans. hopefully will do that by 2020. increasing army and marine presence in the region, after iraq and afghanistan. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including the deployment of f-22's and the in the 22 ospreys in japan. and laying the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter in 2017. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in
new of japan toward the sun -- brand new effort nor -- entrepreneur visa. these are things supplementing what the great work that our universities do. we still attract some of the best talent. let's keep them here. if folks want to choose to live out the american team, we want them to have that opportunity. it is in the best interest of all of us. >> it was a great summary. let's take a step back and put it in context. sometimes you're dealing with immigration and stem and visas and other specifics. it gets a little bit wonky. i think it is important to stick -- to take a step back and understand why it is so central to the future of our nation. i think it is worth remembering that the nation once was a startup. a bunch of pioneering people decided to come over here on boats and try to build a better world and find a better life. number two, it is also worth mentioning that we did not become the leading economy in the world by accident. it was the work of entrepreneurs creating companies and entire industries that really fuelled the american story and animated it to the poi
and so i -- election.'s the u.s.-japan airlines serves as a cornerstone of peace and prosperity in the asia-pacific and look forward to working closely with the new japanese prime minister, cabinet, and the people of japan for bilateral, regional, and global issues. i would also like to say the president appreciates prime minister nota's contributions to u.s.-japan relations on a number of issues and would like to thank the prime minister for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors. as you know, the new prime minister does not take office -- and i did not want to get ahead of that, before we start talking about potential meetings or policy discussions with him. >> you made the point about -- that that was not the day to talk about policy, talking about gun control. but we are looking for more specifics especially since the president said quite plainly he would use all the powers of the office to engage americans on the issue. senator lieberman suggested a national commission on violence. would the president consider setting up a presidential task force? >> what i t
magistrate judge in maryland for 15 years. judge grimm was born in japan and received his undergraduate degree from the university of california in 1973 and graduated from the university of new mexico school of law in 1976. judge grimm was admitted to the maryland bar in 1977. he has strong roots, legal experience and community involvement in the state of maryland. judge grimm lives with his family in towson, maryland. judge grimm began his legal career after graduating law school back in maryland as a captain of the united states army judge advocate corps at aberdeen proving grounds in maryland. he worked at the pentagon before heading back to the baltimore region alternating working in private practice and working in the state's attorney general's office, while continuing to serve as an active duty u.s. army j.a.g. corps officer with occasional stints in the pentagon. in 1997, judge grimm was elected a magistrate judge by the judges of the u.s. district court for the district of maryland and in 2006 became the chief u.s. magistrate judge in baltimore. in 2009, chief justice john rober
and it takes over, writes a book, sensitive general macarthur and japan. he commanded an inch to basically steals. she won't give a pack. people are getting married in front of it. she won't go back to an. >> to remember that painting is painted by a german. >> the rhine is used to pay debt. but that was then thinking about other revolutions at the same time to be so love how do you think about revolution, but anyway, kind of climbing this landscape as that cockpit of revolution. some of two minds about that because first there is the idea that, while minority is looking at a year. i mean, there are plaques all-around. and you can find people who are thinking about it, short. the general understanding, massachusetts based were run by virginians. >> one of virginia and fun massachusetts. saratoga. of course battles and -- off the coast of georgia and panels in canada, and in the -- battle some western europe's, but the majority of battles are fought here. the interesting, the really interesting thing to me is that most of the battles fought here, the big battles are lost, losses the really
or dolphins in japan. you can't do everything. so i'm thinking what do i really want to do. where can i create the most impact? >> reporter: to answer that question you could say eva longoria looked in the mirror. known for playing the vixen on "desperate housewives", longoria had humble beginnings. the youngest of four daughters born in texas to mexican-american parents. . . >> i wasn't the first to go to college. it was expected. >> when you went to college, it wasn't a walk in the park. you had to work. >> i was flipping burgers, i was an assistant to a dentist, i worked in a car shop changing oil. i was definitely a work study. >> 17% of latinas drop out of high school. so in 2010 the actress started a foundation focusing on helping latinas get a college education. >> so i just have to smooz with them. >> reporter: on the day we meet up with her at this high school in los angeles, she's the keynote speaker at a graduation for parents. >> everyone here has taken a stand for their child. >> reporter: their program is called piqe. >> parents can take the course in order to help them navigate
of the first things he did after leaving office was except a speaking engagement in japan for $2 million. is that right? for some reason, that took me back. today it would just go off my back like nothing had happened. what is more natural? but at the time -- so. ♪ take all the money we need for school spend it on a weapon you can never use make the world an offer they cannot refuse open up the door and let the shark- men feed sell the ponderosa to the japanese slap leather go on, ron just about to go myself turn the world into a tv show it is the same game wherever you go one big advertisement for the status quo as if you knew how the story ends as if you are not sitting in a room alone and there was somebody real at the end of the telephone somebody real just about to dial your number ♪ get all worked up go back to war tie that yellow ribbon a side of fries big mac norman i usedn' to love a parade big mac falafel just about to go myself ♪ \[applause] "big mac falafel" in the code for the oversimplification of the arab world and the tendency of american foreign policy at the time
. >> the unconditional surrender of japan. >> over the intercom came the words, war ends. we could go home. and people went wild. >> all the hugging and the kissing and that and the dancing in the streets because the war was over. >> when the ticker tape had he celebrated and it died down, the women were told to go home. they were simply no longer needed. you didn't know at the time what you had done for women. >> that's right. >> in fact, many of you didn't even talk about what you had done? >> no, we didn't think about it. >> why wouldn't you talk about it? >> we just thought it was a job we done, and that was it. >> though the rosies are in their late 80s or 90s, some of their children are beginning to learn what their mothers have done. >> the only regret i had is not realizing the impact sooner. i'm really thankful that i've been able to talk and learn more about it and to be able it to thank her. >> i'm going to tell my daughter that her great-grandmother helped to end a war. she helped to make a country whole again. opened the door for her to be able to do whatever she sets her mind to. >> why
on policywise in japan and the whole trade. fascinating to see china hit a few weeks post leadership changes, first time this year the markets had more than 10% rally there. and the signs of europe's issues being if not resolved, certainly more minimized in terms of stress. so i think we're going tothz a lot clearer signs of powerful rallies coming from the rest of the world in 2013 which will make it somewhat different than 2012 and to some extent the previous two years, as well. >> joe is down in washington wauchg all of this first hand and i know he has a question for you, as well, jim. >> feeling all the different things coming in. >> that must be a real challenge for you being down in d.c. how did you get that straw? >> yeah, it is. i can take it for about 24 hours. i am feeling a lot of what's happening. and in the last 2 1/2 years or so, the poisoned atmosphere down here just to try and do anything is becoming really apparent. we put the sequester because it was so hard to try and do anything last time to force us, now we're not really inclined to do it again. my question, even if we
relations as well. over the past year, we reached a major agreements with japan to realign our forces and to really develop guam as a strategic kabul. we have worked to strengthen cooperation with the republic of korea and we began a new marine rotational deployment to australia as well as increased air force cooperation. likewise we are deepening our engagement and developing rotational deployment with allies it -- and partners such as singapore and the philippines and expanding our dialogue and -- in exchanges with china. we are also an handed our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes -- expanding our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes allocating our naval fleet to have a 60/40 s plit between the pacific and atlantic oceans, increasing army and marine presence in the region. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including new deployments of f- 22's and the mv22's to japan. and lay the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in
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